Happy is The New Sexy

by Deepa Karthik (Menon) Darwin’s theory did not bring with it just evolution; it also changed the way men and women across the world looked at the laws of attraction forever. Suddenly, we realized that we were subconsciously picking out partners who were the “healthiest”, or the Darwinian “survivors”. Without doubt, healthy is in. But, in the pursuit of physical ... Read More »

Happy All Day

Simple Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Judith Fertig Throughout the past decade, success researchers and positive psychologists have sketched out in broad strokes the big picture of our elemental yearning for happiness. According to Martin Seligman, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, inner happiness derives from four basic elements: positive emotion, relationships, meaning ... Read More »

Gay Hendricks on Nurturing Love in Midlife

Why Growing Up Can Mean Loving Better by S. Alison Chabonais Gay Hendricks and his wife, Kathlyn, have discovered through working on their own relationship and counseling hundreds of other couples that the time from midlife onward offers the greatest opportunity of any other period to grow love. At a mutual low point, they made the life-changing decision to rebirth ... Read More »

From Election Year Angst to Opioid Epidemic:

Here-and-Now Habit Can Make a Difference by Diane Minor Combining cutting edge neuroscience with ancient wisdom to address unhealthy habits, ranging from the opioid epidemic to the anxiety that can overtake people in an election year, is the theme of a top-selling new book by prominent local mindfulness meditation teacher, activist and author Hugh Byrne. Byrne’s new book, The Here and Now ... Read More »

The Power of Friendship

It Sustains, Nourishes and Supports Us by Judith Fertig For a reason, a season or a lifetime, friends help us cope with challenges, motivate our best work and celebrate life. Friendships take many forms, crossing generations and self-imposed boundaries, and even spring up among unlikely confidants. Childhood friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck collaborated on the Oscar-winning screenplay for Good ... Read More »

Deep Listening

Our Whole-Hearted Attention Is Our Greatest Gift  by Kay Lindahl Perhaps one of the most precious and powerful gifts we give another person is to really listen to them with quiet, fascinated attention and our whole being; fully present. Deep listening occurs at the heart level, and we must ask ourselves how often we listen to each other so completely. ... Read More »

Key Signs We’re Approaching a Defining Moment

by Dennis Merritt Jones Our authentic self is constantly trying to get our attention so it may be more fully expressed. When we set our intention to genuinely evolve, we naturally begin to pay attention and see how redefining moments appear as needed. They are drawn to us sequentially to support us in the process of staying the course on ... Read More »

Awakening to Spirit

Prayer and Meditation Heal and Free Us by Richard Davenport By its intimate connection with divine love, Spirit infuses human experience with qualities of amazing grace—unexpected clarity, vision, wisdom, peace, compassion, emotional release, inspirational epiphanies, deep understanding and comprehensive healing of mind, body and soul. While society abounds with scientific research, products and practices that promise to enhance our mind ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg on Mindfulness

Simple Ways to Be in the Present Moment by April Thompson New York City-born Sharon Salzberg experienced a childhood full of loss and upheaval, losing her parents and living in five different household configurations. In college, she discovered the power of meditation to transform suffering and cope with life’s never-ending changes. Born into a Jewish family, Salzberg first encountered Buddhism ... Read More »

Stop Preparing and Start Living

by HawaH Have you recently felt unprepared? Perhaps you’ve told yourself, “I can’t apply for that job. I need more preparation. I don’t have enough experience.” Or maybe you’ve said, “I can’t go on that trip overseas. I’ve never traveled out of the country before.” We spend so much time “preparing” ourselves. We’re preparing to go onstage in front of ... Read More »